Some Quotable Quotes about Doug MacLeod

As you should know by now, Doug MacLeod's new album is coming out next month on Fresh! From Reference Recordings, so today we thought that instead of us telling you about him, we'd let others do the talking:

"Doug MacLeod, now there's a man who can really play the blues." -Grammy Lifetime Award Artist, David Honeyboy Edwards

"Aside from being one of the finest guitar players in the business, MacLeod really connects with his audience. His sets are more than music. They are "homegrown lessons" in life and love. MacLeod is one of the finest songwriters, storytellers and performers in the blues. In a world intoxicated with electric-everything MacLeod is preserving a lost art... A must for any serious fan of the blues and any soul who needs the healing of the blues. " - Sing Out

"Understanding the importance of restraint to the blues, he skirts the predictable with fresh imagery in lyrics and his music is barb-wire sharp." - Down Beat Magazine

"MacLeod identifies with the simplicity and honesty that characterized the country blues artists of the 30's and 40's . . . a wealth of blues feeling . . . . compelling." - Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

"MacLeod is a talented instrumentalist and an impassioned singer, but what stands out is his well-turned lyrical phrases and intriguing musical nuances." - Living Blues

"In his CD, Where I Been, Doug MacLeod has produced a montage of fascinating stories that are insightful, introspective, entertaining and then some. The listener gets the immediate sense that this music comes from one who has a strong emotional and sentimental attachment to the themes or from one who has lived the life he sings about. Mr. MacLeod uses his unusual style of acoustic guitar playing to accentuate his remarkable story telling so much so that it seems that the guitar is an integral part of the tale." - Roots Music Report

"On his first visit to Australia, Doug MacLeod was the one act I was particularly looking forward to seeing. A contributing writer to our sister publication Blues Revue, MacLeod is a great storyteller, songwriter, and raconteur and, to say the least, one of the finest exponents of acoustic Blues and slide guitar around. He played songs, each accompanied by a story, from his albums Dubb and Where I Been, both highly recommend, as well as his recent live DVD release." - Blues Wax

"Doug MacLeod is an accomplished songwriter managing to imbue his autobiographical lyrics with humor and poignancy." - Juke Blues

"The masterful of the most talented country bluesmen we've got." - Blues Revue

"On this acoustic set of telling and effective songs, a sparse but striking guitar style and candid vocals combine to create a convincing showcase for his talents." - London Times

"In the tradition of songwriters such as J.B. Lenoir, Brownie McGhee, and Lightnin' Hopkins, he writes about what he lives...the total package: songs, voice and guitar playing." - Blues Revue

"Strong singer...impeccable guitarist...songs haunt you long afterwards." - Jazz Times

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